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The Rachel Papers Reviews

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November 8, 2013
Captures the brash boldness of the novel, but not the literary wit. A misguided affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2013
It has a brisk, well-turned-out quality that augurs well for Harris, the son of Richard Harris. Helping set and maintain the film's smart tone is Chaz Jankel and David Storrs' deft, trendy score.
November 8, 2013
Why must film-makers always be such slaves to the lowest common denominator?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2013
Martin Amis's brilliantly acerbic first novel is unpersuasively filmed as a trendy teen comedy, with its self-loathing intellectual hero transformed into a nerdy-but-lovable computer geek.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2009
Director Damian Harris isn't able to capture the book's special charms, and resorts to having his young hero address the camera to keep the viewer in the picture.
November 6, 2006
Certainly fresher and more interesting than much of the teen dreck the United States was putting out at the end of the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
The result is without dramatic or moral weight, despite Highway's contrived comeuppance, and it's impossible to care about the characters.
May 24, 2003
As a coming of age story, this is much more fun than many contemporary 'teen comedies'.
January 1, 2000
Pryce gives one of the year's most refreshingly uninhibited performances as the boy's weird, postmodern hippie brother-in-law Norman. And Fletcher is a genuine star. His devilish precocity makes The Rachel Papers a bracing treat.
August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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